Reckoning With Ghosts of Social Media Past

Send questions about the office, money, careers and work-life balance to workfriend@nytimes.com. Include your name and location, or a request to remain anonymous. Letters may be edited. Making Social Media Amends My social media presence from high school and college includes everything from photos of theme parties and Halloween costumes I now understand as cultural…

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Should We Be Drinking Less?

Can a daily drink or two lead to better health? For many years, the federal government’s influential dietary guidelines implied as much, saying there was evidence that moderate drinking could lower the risk of heart disease and reduce mortality. But now a committee of scientists that is helping to update the latest edition of the…

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Brave New Arrivals

By bridge and parkway, to country spreads and childhood bedrooms, and for short stays and permanent moves, tens of thousands of residents have streamed out of New York City over the past few months to escape the pandemic. But some buyers and renters have zigged while others zagged. They spent the spring snapping up apartments…

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A First Kiss, Again

Danit Naomi Aronson and Taro Kimura were college sweethearts after they met at Tufts at the end of 1998. Two decades later they got together again when she reached out after seeing him as a recommended connection on the professional networking website LinkedIn. “She was creative-looking, wore bright colors and had a lot of energy,”…

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Finding True Love Again

Joe Smith admitted that during his nearly 50-year marriage to Claranel Smith, who died in January 2017, he had been seeing another woman — his psychologist. “Throughout my entire marriage, my entire life, really, I knew I was gay,” said Mr. Smith, 76, a retired associate district court judge who lived in Des Moines before…

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